Scientific name: Albizia lebbeck. Name in different languages: English: siris tree, East India Walnut, Lebbek Tree, Rain Tree, raom tree, Woman’s Tongue Tree. French: Arbre à soie, Acacia de Constantinople, Albizia, Bois Noir. German: Lebachbaum. Spanish: cabellos de angel, koko, Acasia amarilla, Vagai. Mataraton. Hindi: Siris. Tamil: Vagai, Vaagai. Malayalam: Nenmenivaka, Karimthakara, Karivaka, Kattuvaka, Vaka, Vaga.
Siris Tree (Albizia lebbeck) is an excellent medicine for treating poisons. Siris Tree is botanically named as Albizia lebbeck and belongs to the Mimosaceae family. The leaves, flowers, bark and roots have medicinal value. It has the great ability to stabilize the working of kidneys and to expel the toxins from the internal organs. The seeds of Siris Tree fruit if taken with milk as per directions, improves sexuality in men. The leaves of it taken along with ghee can cure food poisoning. The flowers, leaves and bark, if taken as per advice, can cure respiratory disorders.
Siris Tree (Albizia lebbeck) is a tree that grows up to 25 meter high. The flowers are light yellow in color and the fruits mature by the month of December. Siris Tree propagates through seeds and can be grown in all types of soil. The mature seeds are plucked and dried in sunlight for a week and the seeds are separated from the shell and dried in shade. Channels are made 1 meter wide and seeds are sown in these channels 3 cm deep in the soil. The seeds germinate in 10 days and are ready for re planting when they reach 6 leaf stage. In pits half a meter deep cattle manure (3 kg) and top soil is filled, where the saplings are planted. Moisture should be retained near the roots for at least 2 years. In good fertile soil, no extra manure is needed. It is advised not to pluck the leaves and other parts from the young plant. After 3 years, the roots and bark can be taken to be used as medicine.